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-- >> i want to get to sam stein in washington. >> -- mainly because dan senor is here. >> am i going to get a chance to respond? >> yeah, i can still like the guy, but he is no fiscal hawk. >> i'll simply say that the decision -- everyone recognizes it was a bad deal. it was a bad deal. we have structural problems we've got to deal with on entitlement reform and other issues. there was no way in a lake duck session against the backdrop of a fiscal cliff debate, republicans were going to have the opportunity to deal with the real structural issues. >> that's garbage. >> the way -- >> i don't mean to cut you off. >> i don't mean to cut you off, but i'm going to cut you off. >> explain this to me. we're on the edge of a cliff. somebody says joe, you're on the edge of a cliff. you can't move forward. you've got to go in reverse. but guess what? i didn't just wake up one morning and was at the edge of the cliff. we knew this was coming for months. >> look, paul ryan has done more to advance the cause, you would agree to this, to entitlement reform than any republican member of the congres
in newtown prepare to return to class, president obama keeps the focus on gun legislation. sam stein of "the huffington post" will join me for the latest on that. >>> and you can listen to my radio show on sirius xf radio monday through friday, noon to 3:00 p.m. share your thoughts on facebook and twitter using the #edshow. good to be back with you. we're coming right back. called the car myself. i'll give you a lift, sir. who are you again? daniels, sir. accounts. who's this? this is daniels. key player over in accounts. ♪ daniels. director of accounts. [ male announcer ] the all-new nissan sentra. [ daniels ] good luck in there! c'mon, daniels. you're vp of accounts aren't you? [ male announcer ] it makes a powerful first impression. it's our most innovative sentra ever. nissan. innovation that excites. ♪ because for every 2 pounds you lose through diet and exercise, alli can help you lose one more by blocking some of the fat you eat. let's fight fat with alli. ♪ >>> welcome back to "ed show." thanks for watching tonight. we now know the house republican caucus can be divided against
obama keeps the focus on gun legislation. sam stein of "the huffington post" will join me for the latest on that. >>> and you can listen to my radio show on sirius xf radio monday through friday, noon to 3:00 p.m. share your thoughts on facebook and twitter using the #edshow. good to be back with you. we're coming right back. >>> welcome back to "the ed show." thanks for watching tonight. we now know the house republican caucus can be divided against itself and its leadership can be split right down the middle. republicans are reeling and conservatives are moaning. >> look, there are a lot of conservatives in the caucus, republican caucus in the house who hate the bill, and for good reason. i mean, this is a complete surrender on everything. so, i mean, it's a complete rout by the democrats. so it's understandable. >> he has been using this, and i must say with great skill and ruthless skill and success to fracture and basically shatter the republican opposition. >> you could come to the conclusion grover norquist is history, even though he is doing his very best to explain away the vote
of focus. sam stein updates us on where congress stands in their fight against the nra. [ male announcer ] zzzquil™ sleep-aid. it's not for colds. it's not for pain. it's just for sleep. because sleep is a beautiful thing™. ♪ zzzquil™. the non-habit forming sleep-aid from the makers of nyquil®. big time taste should fit in a little time cup. new single serve cafe collections from maxwell house now available for use in the keurig k-cup brewer. always good to the last drop. >>> governor cuomo and i are as frustrated as two people can be, because unlike people in congress we have actual responsibilities. >> welcome back to "the ed show." 66 days after hurricane sandy devastated communities along the east coast, republicans in congress are delaying a critical disaster relief package. the house, as we told you, was expected to hold a vote on the $660.4 billion bill, but the house speaker pulled the bill from consideration. a remaining $51 billion in aid will get a vote on january 15th. their delay on the hurricane sandy disaster relief package rightfully has members of both parties f
here, editor of "the new york times" magazine, hugo lindgren. sam stein is caught on a train somewhere between newark and penn station. moving on, what started as praise for secretary clinton's tenure as secretary of state soon evolved into a partisan debate with republicans demanding to know if the administration misled the american public over benghazi. >> we were misled there were supposedly protests and something sprang out of that, assaults sprang out of that. that was easily ascertained that was not the fact, and the american people could have known that within days, and they didn't know that. >> with all due respect, the fact is we had four dead americans. was it because of protests or guys out on a walk one night decided to kill some americans. what difference, at this point, does it make? it is our job to figure out what happened and do everything we can to prevent it from ever happening again. >> surprising exactly no one, senator john mccain was still demanding answers. >> the american people deserve to know answers, and they certainly don't deserve false answers. people don
house correspondent for the "huffington post," sam stein, former treasury official and "morning joe" economic analyst, steve rattner and in washington, washington anchor for bbc world news america, katty kay. so glad to have you with us this morning. willie geist, an awful lot to talk about. you almost wanted to hear don pardo say, tell them what you want. hillary gets parting gifts, a 60 minutes send-off by the president of the united states. yesterday, lots of cash. >> yeah. looks like the obama campaign is going to retire her debt. according to bloomberg business week's josh green, a group of obama donors deciding to pay off the 2008 campaign debt she ran up which came to 250,000 bucks of last year. 120 people cut checks to pay off her bills. we will get into that story a little bit. put that something with the "60 minutes" view, a nice parting package for hillary clinton. >> no doubt about it. also outside washington, looks like gridlock finally getting set aside for a comprehensive immigration bill. we'll still see whether it passes or not. you had a lot of people in 2007 sayin
huffington post's" sam stein and "time" magazine's michael crowley. you guys are both good at analyzing these things. i thought schumer would take more time. that's why i'm impressed. he had the interview, asked the questions. got it on the record, maybe got a little more pro-hawkish than he was to start with the interview, but he got what he needed. i was impressed at the speed with which this is being done. your thoughts? >> i'm sort of with you on the one hand. it looked like schumer had legitimate concerns about what hagel's positions were with respect to iran and israel. then again, i thought about what was behind the act? in the end it was a democratic president appointing a cabinet member. it didn't shock me that schumer was on board. i was surprised by the speed. but it looks like it's shaping up for a relatively more comfortable confirmation battle for chuck hagel. >> michael, what i think, it's not about attitude. i don't know where cardin is going to go. he expressed concerns in the beginning. i don't know where a lot of people from big states, jewish communities are more sen
title. we're just scratching the surface. sam stein is here. nbc news presidential historian michael burbloss and nbc political analyst and visiting professor at nyu, former democratic congressman harold ford jr. >> good afternoon. >> good afternoon. >> buzz feed editor in chief, the always eternally buzzy ben smith. apparently there is an epic battle being waged over the u.s. constitution. just place a phone call to the nra's lobbying arm and you'll be greeted by this message. >> you're currently experiencing extremely high call volume due to the recent attacks on our second amendment rights. >> the president's proposed gun safety laws are in no way a gun grab or an infringement on the right to bare arms. regardless, the conservative right wing is insisting the president wants to get rid of the second amendment. >> let me be absolutely clear. like most americans, i believe the second amendment guarantees an individual right to bare arms. >> i actually think the president doesn't have the guts to admit it is not a believer in the second amendment, although he states that there is. >>
birmingham news," the question that i know sam stein and all of his connecticut friends are asking this morning, how did legendary alabama coach bear bryant get his signature houndstooth hat? well, butch valdone was his friend. he says he picked it out to match his jacket and the coach started wearing it with anything. butch said bear was hopeless when it came to fashion and he even labeled his clothes so the coach could figure out which articles went with which. >> how did that make its way into the morning reads, that piece? i don't know. >> because joe has the same issue. >> i have the same issue. everything is numbered here. you think i just threw this sweater on? >> no, it's too good. >> come on. >> a lot of thought went into that. >> exactly. >> things like that just don't happen. >> numbers. >> there's a mathematical formula behind this beauty. >> there is. don't say that math can't be beautiful. that houndstooth hat, everybody in alabama, man. houndstooth everywhere. "the l.a. times," j.j. abrams has signed on to direct the next edition of the "star wars" saga, and my son,
and white house correspondent for the huffington post, sam stein. former treasury secretary official -- we're talking about the future there -- future treasury secretary. >> former. >> and former treasury official and "morning joe" economic analyst, steve rattner. in d.c., msnbc political analyst and vice president and executive editor of msnbc.com, richard wolffe. nbc news capitol hill correspondent kelly o'donnell joins us from washington. harold, i'm sorry, i just had to run through that. come on, man. come on. what's going on here? come on. what's going on here? that story is about as clunky and awkward as my red sweater this morning. >> that's awkward. that is awkward. >> that is strange. >> your sweater does look good. >> the sweater looks okay. >> that is strange stuff. let me ask you this. can i just ask you an innocent question? >> sure. >> just a babe in the woods that's wandered in off the streets. and i've just got a question. i don't understand. denzel washington said in "philadelphia," talk to me like i'm a fourth grader. explain it to me. why do you have a guy who's like the
-executing. that while freedom is a gift from god, it must be secured by his people here on earth. >> sam stein, that is obviously the president who was uniquely delivered here to deliver that section of that speech. >> yeah, and i'm not going to say anything original here -- >> no, no, at 10:35, we're not expecting anything original. we used that earlier in the show. by the way, if there is anything from the first half hour that you would like to repeat. >> no, i was just going to say, if you thought they were good dancers, the president and first lady, you should have seen me, but to your point. >> and on your second dance did you get warmer? >> yeah, you get into it a little more. it was a really aggressive speech. it was an assertive speech, signalled something different from the president. i remember watching it thinking that the first inaugural speech was so different, this was an up-front defense of what the government can do in society. that was an important point, for his second term, which will require the government to be a lot of his policies. >> let's listen to what he said about c
and huffington post political editor sam stein. nbc news political analyst former pennsylvania governor and current governor of "now" ed rendell. the "new york times" correspondent jody can'tor and msnbc political analyst jonathan altar of bloomberg view. in 2008 a president was elected with the hope of finding common ground in a charged partisan political climate. >> kevin mccarthy told the top political leaders, we have to challenge them on every single bill. a pledge to obstruct that would define the gop for the next four years. >> four years later budget chair and failed vice presidentialal candidate paul ryan isn't quite what to say about it, but he isn't extend aing bouquet of olive branches. >> when we see an opening, however small we should take it, if we want to promote conservativism, we'll need to use every tool at our disposal. sometimes we will have to reject the president's proposals. that time might come more than once. sometimes we'll have to make them better. >> jonathan martin writes today in politico top gop officials are calling for a more strategic mix of opposition
, selma, and stonewall. sam stein covers politics for "the huffington post," and stephanie schriock is president of emily's list. let's start with the message of inclusion and community in the president's address yesterday. many have noticed his preference for three iconic places with historic significance in the fight for american rights. let me run through them. first, seneca falls, new york, where in 1848 elizabeth cady stanton and others led a historic convention dedicated to women's rights which later led to a women's right to vote, of course. selma, alabama, the city where civil rights demonstrators fought for voting rights for african-americans in the march of 1965 only to be met violently by armed state troopers in a day that has since been known as bloody sunday. and the stonewall inn, often thought of the birthplace of the lgbt rights after a gay bar was raided by police in 1969 and for days became the site of protests and riots. here is the president yesterday. >> we, the people, declare today that the most evident of truths, that all of us are created equal, is the star
? is this really the smart thing to do for us? we've got peter beinart right now with the daily beast and sam stein with "the huffington post." thank you. i have been reading your stuff. sam, you quoted colonel lawrence wilkerson who served as chief of staff to colin powell. when he was secretary of state. here is what he told you about republican opposition to hagel. quote, it's not all about revenge or retaliation for anti-party stances in the past but fear of what hagel's advice and counsel might be in the future. the hardline gopers and the neocons have unfulfilled plans, plans for syria, iran, and the greater middle east. these plans that envision almost endless conflict in the region are in the main opposed by people such as hagel. well, sam, you point and it may well be true you've done more work on this than i have. the sense that the vision is for almost an orwellian war in "1984," endless war in the middle east, is that the prospect that the neocons hold for us? >> i don't know if it's that stated, but it certainly is underlining a lot of what we're hearing about hagel now. a lot of the m
battalions or a 1776 style insurrection. we will discuss the winds of war when sam stein, harold ford jr. michael beslaf and ben smith, and inauguration weekend with a look at the obama agenda and whether you really can save the best for last. we'll discuss the truth lies and legacy of lance armstrong and other fallen heroes with star jones and investigative sports journalist selena roberts. all that when "now" starts in a mere 180 seconds. we know a place where tossing and turning have given way to sleeping. where sleepless nights yield to restful sleep. and lunesta®(eszopiclone) can help you get there. like it has for so many people before. when taking lunesta, don't drive or operate machinery until you feel fully awake. walking, eating, driving, or engaging in other activities while asleep, without remembering it the next day, have been reported. lunesta should not be taken together with alcohol. abnormal behaviors may include aggressiveness, agitation, hallucinations, or confusion. in depressed patients, worsening of depression, including risk of suicide, may occur. alcohol may incr
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against him. you can see where some of the newer senators -- >> it's a great tweet by sam stein of "huffington post" that says in 2017 president marco rubio will wonder why the senate isn't letting him have the people he picks for his cabinet. >> the ironies abound that people are taking sides even before the hearings take place, but there are other people within that hearing -- i mean, mccain has a particular role as a leader on defense policy, as a leader of this country ke, and as mccain goes, so will go other republicans. he will give political cover to some who may want to go up against president obama. >> oh, i think that's right. i think that's one quadrant, but, of course, you had john waern, who is also a republican, former chairman of that committee, who strongly defended hagel and his views, and sam nunn on the democratic side. there are a lot of former chairman around that may have other issues. people aren't looking at thad cochran. thad cochran came out as the first republican to issue p public support for hagel, and he was one vote away from beating trent lott for
house correspondent for the huffington post, sam stein. msnbc and "time" analyst mark halperin. and nbc contributor and all-around great guy, mike barnicle. sam, if i said the words "milli vanilli" and put them together, you wouldn't know what i was talking about. >> that's true. i wasn't alive. >> were you alive for milli vanilli? >> "blame it on the rain." >> that's pretty good. halperin, come on. this is huge. >> i'm all good with it. >> beyonce -- you're fine with it. it's okay. >> it's performance. it's just performance. >> she still sang it. >> yeah. also, you know what? she looked great. she added a lot of electricity. >> what does that have to do with anything? sing the song. >> well, here's my question. the marine band said they did not have time to rehearse. and i worked the weekend, i was on the hill, kelly clarkson rehearsed, other people rehearsed. i'm a huge beyonce fan. if you're going to sing at the inauguration, how do you not have time to rehearse? >> it's the biggest stage in the world. >> yeah. you've got to put it out there live. it's not a big deal, but i think a l
from the "huffington post," sam stein. we're going to be talking about the new huffing post series and the road forward and president obama's challenges and sam in just a moment. are you okay? you doing all right? >> yeah. every time i think of it -- >> that's what you feel like everyda everyday. >> so, jon meacham, so you were entertain i entertaining a meet at a great southern estate and everybody's finest gathered around your dining room. what did they want to know? >> they wanted to know how large is harold ford's closet? >> it's bigger than this studio. >> stein, you don't need to be laughing about this. >> have you seen the actual new wardrobe? >> do you think he would allow me in to his place? >> no. no. >> he has a restraining order, i can't even go on his block. >> you go into harold's very humble understated apartment -- >> how big is it? >> just talk about the personal space or the public entertaining space, because it's the closet is the remarkable thing. >> is it true he has a sign over the closet door that says zan zanadu? >> okay. can we get to the news. >> actually,
, sam stein wrote a great piece in the huffington post. going back and talking to members who were around in the '94 assault weapons ban who really did get blindsided by what the cost of that vote was in terms of the nra coming after them. i want to play a clip of jim moran talking about the nra's political power. take a look. >> that this is going to happen, it is going to have to happen from the bottom up. >> you said it must come from the bottom up. what do you mean by that? >> what i mean is that there are 300 of my colleagues in the house who have an a rating from the nra. i think most of them are frankly intimidated by the nra because they know that the nra responds not so much to its membership but to the manufacturers, the people who pay the executives' salaries. and the reason they're intimidated is that the nra has shown that it will spend unlimited amounts of money in their district whether to defeat them in a primary or a general election. >> are you worried about that? >> i'm concerned that we're not doing enough to protect families, not only in my district but across
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